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a very warm welcome to you from all of us here at. the worldwide news around the clock pakistan's newly elected prime minister wants an end to u.s. drone strikes in the country. one of the first things he did on beginning an unparalleled third nonconsecutive the u.s. claims its. activists say nearly a thousand innocent people have been killed and pakistan's high court has declared the drone strikes illegal. to meet some of the victims of drone warfare. i warn you you may find some of the forthcoming images in her report disturbing. the locals call it death in the skies in pakistan's northwest tribal region an american drone as seen from the ground it's become the weapon of choice in the u.s. war on terror and this is the damage it can wreak under president obama more than
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three hundred such strikes on pakistani soil against alleged al qaeda and taliban suspects. but ordinary civilians also pay a price this man is one of them i mean a lot was on his way to work at a mine near his village when a drone struck the area he lost his leg in the attack three other miners who were with them lost their lives we live in constant fear of another strike we are simple villagers who are stuck in a war that we didn't ask for or it's a hopeless feeling death is above our heads all the time. although the attack took place three years ago i mean new laws says the pain is still severe the sight of his injuries upsets his four children meanwhile depression anxiety and lingering fear have pushed him to take up tranquilizer pills. anything that the americans should be able to tell an ordinary person from a taliban leader when they should know who they're killing what did we do to deserve this. this isn't my. drone arctic it's
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a question echoed by now darren who lost part of his hearing his short term memory and nearly his foot when. the drone shockwave was so intense that it threw us outside far from the place where we were sleeping after several minutes there was another strike and it killed many more people attorneys out of bar has sued both the u.s. and pakistan on behalf of the civilian victims he says they're the voiceless people of the zeerust on isolated by geography and politics simply call it a concentration camp that you have build a wall of. military and militants and behind that wall you keeping more than eight hundred thousand people who are not allowed to come out and no one from the rest of the country is allowed to go in and that's a kind of tree which u.s. is using to use and test its drone program in many ways the epicenter of the cia's highly classified drone program is a black hole on the map a region of pakistan off limits to outsiders especially westerners now evidence of
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the drone strikes is almost impossible to get but these were smuggled to islamize bought from the tribal areas they're believed to be fragments of actual hellfire missiles retrieved from a war zone most americans never get to see fragments collected by nor behind a local journalist who spent years documenting the civilian toll of drones especially on children disturbing images of the living and the dead for nor its personal. enemies. whenever my three year old daughter hears a plane she runs inside and won't sleep that night the children here have been traumatized by the drones the sound of a door banging shut is enough to terrify them. and that fear can turn to anger a new generation radicalized by the war by carrying out drone strikes killing innocent people who are not part of the conflict you're just why did the conflict you're giving a reason to people who were not part of the conflict to become part of the conflict
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. of course this is made me hate the americans we are angry and want revenge they've destroyed our lives my parents my wife my children we all see america as our worst enemy now while promising to rein in their use the white house says drones are both legal and effective that's. all that's on. us. that's. when translated by defense that's cold comfort for the victims you see caffein of pakistan. and the us media is for the meantime reporting that classified documents indicate that the cia did not always know who they were killing during these drone attacks in pakistan there have been rallies against those operations with activists claiming hundreds of innocents have died let's have a look now at the impact these drone strikes have had since they started there in
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two thousand and four hey come the numbers for you eight hundred and eighty four civilians reportedly been killed that's according to the bureau of investigative journalism nearly two hundred children are among the victims as well and the use of drones has spiked significantly since obama took office a six fold increase since his predecessor george w. bush and chris woods who's from the bureau of investigative journalism he says there is little transparency about these operations with so many civilians reported killed and yet the cia claiming that it's killed no more than fifty or sixty civilians i think there is need for an open not only an opening quantity but also for the cia to share the information me as one who believes it's killed in places like pakistan or president obama's speech the other we did seem to promise more openness but unfortunately we're not seeing signs of just yet in pakistan we now have an incoming government that's making absolutely clear to the united states
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that it doesn't want to use drone strikes i don't think they're going to stop most of the strikes there in pakistan these days are really not related to al qaida to those terrorist activities but really to the war across the border in afghanistan and the drone war has changed quite significantly over the ten years or so it's been running we see the united states talking about using drones in syria for example we have heard calls from iraq and rwanda recently for the u.s. to use drones that so there's a concern among some that the u.s. will start to use these drones as an easy plank in the view of foreign policy. thanks for joining us here on artist or come for you in this hour in the program. it's going nowhere republicans in the u.s. congress the infamous prison open by blocking the transfer of prisoners who've been cleared for release we speak to the lawyer of one inmate who's been on
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a hunger strike over its detention without charge now for over four months. and twelve russians face trial on charges of mass disorder and violence against police is that a rally before president putin was sworn in one year ago. for now though millions of americans are reportedly having their phone records seized without even knowing about it and the u.s. national security agency has allegedly secretly forced horizon one of the nation's biggest phone companies to hand over all of its call data let's get details on this now artie's tom barton joining us live here in the studio to bring us up to date on this a fascinating story a bit disturbing as well it sounds like massive sweeping surveillance what are the latest revelations that you know about you know this comes from britain's guardian newspaper who run an exclusive and they report that the the u.s. national security agency is who is who the agency that's doing this collecting the
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telephone data of millions of us customers of the rise and one of the biggest u.s. telecommunications companies it comes from a top secret court order this is the document the guardian obtained from the foreign intelligence surveillance court on april twenty fifth the data audit to lessen the data specifically the numbers of the parties of the phone calls both those calling and receiving the call the location data and also the time and duration of the calls the content of those calls is not asked for by the government but you could imagine how authorities could look in on that and find out who is calling who when where and for how long that's a lot of data that you could really use if you wanted to. every day this data has been ordered to be given on an in a daily format for around three months ending on july the nineteenth so this saying that the content of the phone calls is not being monitored but the phone numbers the exchange but also tracking the location of the people where they are at the
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moment they're making those phone calls as well what about in the world if you're an american but rising customer over there in the u.s. you might be slightly perturbed about this indeed you would and on top of recent scandals involving surveillance not particularly of this kind but involving the obama administration last month fox news reports a huge scandal has phones and e-mails were monitored they think the government was trying to track down a story based on a state state department leak there where they did that fox news put out its own statement downright chilling they called it when their reporter was just trying to do his job the week before that the department of justice was caught having seized the phone records from about twenty phone lines of the associated press news agency they suspected that time to try and get down to the source of the leak of a field al-qaeda bomb plot all of this leading up to that to this this or more these new revelations a lot of controversy around this particular issue the bush administration did admit
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similar kinds of things but this is the first instance of the obama administration perhaps having carried on those practices and the real furor could come from when people see that these phone this these phone records are blanket blanket once they're hoovering up all of this data without necessarily people being suspected of having committed crimes and it has been done over the canopy of the n.s.a. the national security agency there are many analysts out there who say the n.s.a. does not report to anybody or an artist on biden thank you. well of course six nights running in turkey it was more of the same clashes leading to police unleashing their water cannons and tear gas on the protesters now the counts are a third fatality has been confirmed in the on rest after a man died from head injuries in an anchor a hospital activists want the police chief's responsible for their violent tactics removed and they are officials to ban the use of tear gas protesters also want all
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of those that have been detained released saying that that could actually end the ongoing days of riots and the talk as prime minister meantime returning from a trip to north africa later today he will be expected to do something about the public discontent which is now seen demands for him to reverse all of his policies and his arteries are going to glasgow reports are the one appears to be only seeking scapegoats. barricades in banners flags and tear gas turkey's going through a rough time right now so who's to blame. there is a problem called twitter right now and you can find every kind of lied there the thing that is called social media is the biggest trouble for society right now said prime minister. before dissing often african tour voices of dissent on istanbul's taksim square as well as many other squares and parks in turkey. but the turkish prime minister had by then already dismissed these voices as coming from drunkards
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looters and extremists the only types of people could attend protests and turn to according to this to completely dislikes a position so he take this as a personal offense and he you he's used to have. agrees from the public for a lot of time because he gained the house of to waltz of to calm this time probably he didn't think that he didn't assume that there were these the. the protests will be so big everyone's feelings for the protesters however are mirrored by the people on tech scene who believe only one has lost touch with reality and cares mostly about one person's opinion his own everybody was being everybody where people were . trying to resist and people were trying to keep this park and
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he was. saying that there is actually no project here going on and changed his mind and he said there is of course a project that i will do what i want to do and then the reserve spies spies everywhere and this commentary on the protests the prime minister insisted there are hundreds of thousands of foreign agents working to upset the status quo in the country i don't insist that it's these very agents that have instigated the unrest in the first place and continue to work among the crowds encouraging dissent in turmoil today's paper quoted a non named source in the government who claimed authorities have arrested some fifteen foreigners across the country in connection with the protests ironically many of them turned out to be nationals of iran a country which has been on air to one's blacklist for quite some time but just a couple of months ago the prime minister cut a different picture delivering a heartfelt speech on the subject of human rights and freedoms. where there is no
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justice there is no humanity because there is justice and justice is excluded the place of justice shifted to the man's identity the identity of human bein's to speak it is impossible to claim the people can build a decent life but in everyone's turkey lately people have been busy putting up barricades to keep police at bay rather than getting a prosperous future for themselves even. istanbul. one of out of the ones most contentious foreign policy his handling of the syrian conflict a middle east expert manuel oxon writer he says the reconciliation rhetoric now coming from some talkers officials is actually designed to appease foreign observers the opposition. international community puts now a lot of potential on the protests especially in east but it doesn't here still
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much to do with the demonstrators and so we can see you this because these demonstrations we with this now are not very new one but they are going from one stray chanson through to you since right now especially in the south thirty percent the s. and it's about that i've received turkish politics against syria the general problem is about this particular expanded gas and just quote danger at rishon in syria it also puts danger and aggression against its own citizens once inviting international mercenaries terrorists. into criminals through turkey gave them shelters they are. military training and sent them to syria to fight here this is a problem because these people are now in the cities and the tricks of the turkish citizens went on the street being against this so you see i think this you were already this addressed to the european union to us and to the western procure nation but not so much to their own demonstrators. or you can always a full of the
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latest developments on the rest on the line we've got the live coverage i think diverse as well in the best pictures from the scene some of them a pretty graphic find them now at our team dot com. and if you can stay with us so just for a moment here on our team will be telling you why guantanamo bay is staying open you can get the latest on the court proceedings against a dozen russians arrested for clashing with police last year a lot from moscow. well but i will only react to situations i have read the reports. but no i will leave the state to comment on your. carry on the job. no. thank you. when you need a direct question be prepared for
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a change when you. get ready for our. freedom of speech and. the freedom to. sleep technology innovation. developments around russia we. covered. it's a busy day for news here and i'll see let's get straight over that here with the u.s. republicans having again president obama's pledge to close guantanamo bay prison in
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congress they prevented the use of public money to move detainee many of whom have been refusing food for over four months in protest of their indefinite detention but lieutenant colonel barry when god he represents one inmate he says obama does have the power to release prisoners he's just not getting around to using it. under the national security would agree he can't do that with the secretary of defense he doesn't have that power it's time for the straight into either a put up or to at least tell us what's really going to happen the president doesn't have the authority to release from guantanamo bay to include men like shakur aamer back to london. ally of the united states hunger strike there's no sign that there's any time to go she don't want to sort of hunger strike i mean my client reports that all of his personal possessions are still confiscated toothbrushes so good letters from home his attorney client. privilege to keep us at communicating
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between each other it's all been taken in not returned he asked me he said hey what kind of people voted to fund prison that ninety five percent full of men didn't happen to charge you with a crime after eleven and a half years i have to tell you and only answer for. three to me what kind of person says we don't care if you've done your city guantanamo bay or just on the ground here in one town i'm ok here's the no change whatsoever and everybody is sort of waiting for washington to kill some leadership twenty minutes past the hour here in the russian capital and twelve russians are in a moscow court on this one trial over charges of mass disorder and violence against police they were arrested following protests which ended in classes last year and these all taking place now on the eve of president putin swearing in ceremony they face up to eight years in prison not the the like that are shifting is following the case right now. twelve people in the door all accused of inciting riots
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a year ago and made a six lane to twelve and they could face up to eight years in prison if they're found guilty back then certainly just twenty four hours before the you know gratian of president bush in law school so probably the biggest violence it has seen in years everything was going rather smoothly in the anti putin protest in the heart of most go until one part of the protest this attempted to break the police lines and move in a march towards the gravel and that's when the scuffles between the police and the protesters erupted which left more than eighty people injured and more than three hundred were arrested of course most of them were released straight away but twelve of them the police believe that they have enough evidence that these people were inciting riots and that's why this case has been going on for the last year obviously entering its final stage the court hearings in central moscow court now this case has been riddled with controversy of course with the opposition describing these people as political prisoners and demanding them to be released we
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are seeing something like this today as well there are soldiers there are pickets from both the opposition and the pro-government movements the first are demanding the release of the prisoners the second are demanding justice to be served of course we keeping our thumbs here on the ground that will be keeping our viewers up to date with all the latest details as this court session is progressing. the reporting there and you can keep up with all the latest updates from the ongoing hunger strike in guantanamo bay on our web site. and while you're online you can check this out for this hour right now as well for example faith on fire british police investigating a suspected racially motivated. in north london and the videos right now. and russia's secret. arrests the suspected mastermind of a foiled terror attack planned for victory day his group was apparently operating out of afghanistan. dot com has all the inside information on the moscow.
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for now on the program switzerland's culture of bank secrecy is coming under increased pressure as the u.s. pushes on with an investigation into tax evasion though for now swiss lawmakers have blocked the government's plan to hand over client data over the e.u. also knocking on the door the fight is far from over artie's tests are silly or when to investigate. the swiss parliament has decided to put on hold a bill that would let swiss banks give the client information to u.s. authorities as part of this tax evasion and the swiss said the americans have been attacked this week for about two years now and the swiss government has warned its parliament that if it doesn't act quickly enough criminal charges may be leveled against some of its largest banks this is in addition to the latest move to also pursue a heavy handed approach on the clampdown on tax evasion the e.u. has decided to start talks with offshore banking havens that are not new members
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like switzerland to establish an automatic exchange of relevant banking data now with crisis trick of the e.u. and the us having to deal with its own fiscal problems this is a way for governments to rein in that cash back into government coffers it was far switzerland is concerned this is a very lucrative market making it the world's largest financial center for offshore accounts with about two trillion u.s. dollars in assets and the question there is with this kind of government pressure being put on the likes of switzerland will it actually achieve the desired results for people who want to hide their money from the tax man have the will and the financial means and they may simply look elsewhere to park their money reporting from brussels. and i live in moscow with now in south korea has accepted an invitation from north korea talks about setting up commercial projects and it would include the reopening of the joint. industrial zone that was
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shut down in april when tensions between the two reached its height the closure left tens of thousands of people without a job as called old stuff from an area seen as a symbol of the last few minutes of cooperation between the north and south and the timing on the gender of new talks will be announced at a later date. the worst floods in a decade continue to deluge parts of central europe thousands of people have been forced from their homes. declared states of emergency fifteen people killed at least nine more missing the latest city to brace itself for the worst dressed in germany. well thanks so much for watching r t today with me rory sushi in just a moment here on new program worlds apart with rocks on a boy that's in just a moment. the
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school board in batavia illinois has decided to punish one teacher for his bad behavior by putting him on a strict probation play or what did he do to be deserve be part of this probation planted he do select punch a student in the face or to go in some sort of horribly racist or sexist ranted for the class no he just reminded the students that as americans they have the right to not incriminate themselves to put it more simply he told the students that they didn't have to answer a questionable survey about drug and alcohol use and their emotional state says the data from this questionnaire would be sent back to the private company that created it this raises even more privacy issues than just the school knowing about the student's personal lives i would like to commend this teacher john dryden for actually going above and beyond and telling the children something they need to dull you know if you're going to live in a society based on individual rights it would help to actually teach children what
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those rights are but that's just my opinion. download the official application to yourself choose your language stream quality and enjoy your favorites. if you're away from your television just doesn't matter now with your mobile device you can watch on t.v. any time anyway. my . own welcome to worlds apart there's been a lot of talk about the need for russia and the united states to move beyond the
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cold war mentality but is it really possible communism is long gone but the ideological rest between the two nations remains and is growing how really should the point when the differences have already become irreconcilable well to discuss that i'm now joined by a dana back her senior republican on the house foreign affairs committee congressman that welcome to moscow there's been some reports in american media that this visit was facilitated by no other than actually steven seagal is that true. well i actually planned this codel a number of months ago but stevens ago who is an old friend of mine when he heard that i was going was able to facilitate some of our meetings what does it really say about the nature of for years russian relationship i'm such an unlikely cultural ambassador as mr seagal had to intervene to facilitate this high level meeting dealing with such an important issue as terrorism isn't that absurd absurd
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i think it's great i mean it's true for you look how open a society that reflects i mean we want the bureaucracy the bureaucracy to control everything we want or meetings between elected officials only to be done when the bureaucrats will say that's why when and i would argue that anyone have a working relationship that would not involve or would not require the facilitation of somebody like the will to go for example if he wasn't there then well i did i totally disagree with you i think there's nothing wrong but i work for an actor who became president and states ronald reagan they were always saying oh elise just an actor well you know there's nothing wrong with with the actor's profession so even with the cigar may have presidential ambitions i don't think is presidential ambitions but i think he's got a lot of heart and soul in terms of the things he believes in but let's go straight to the nature of the current here special relationship and so what are.

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